Since my mother passed away from pancreatic cancer, I have devoted much of my life to writing articles that help pancreatic cancer patients improve their quality of life. Life is precious and until some are faced with a life threatening illness like this, many don’t take the time to realize how fragile and valuable life can be. What can you do if your most valuable asset, life, is in danger? The answer is that you cherish what you have and take the steps to make the most of the time you have. This article is about digestion and guilt relief for pancreatic cancer patients and their families.
Digestion and guilt relief may seem like two quirky topics to tackle, but in essence, dealing with these two issues can make a world of difference for pancreatic cancer patients and their loved ones. First I will address the issue of digestion for those dealing with this relentless cancer as proper digestion is vital for the pancreatic cancer patient. The reason for this is that people with this disease fight to live while Cancer fights back to destroy them. We are all familiar with the common expression, “You are what you eat.” The problem is that if you can’t eat, you become nothing because you don’t eat or in other words, you die if you can’t feed your body.
There are tons of food charts and nutritional suggestions for cancer patients out there full of fantastic advice on foods that can heal you or help you live longer, but you have to be able to consume them for it to work. Pancreatic cancer robs you of your digestive powers in so many ways, from stealing your appetite to causing great discomfort when you eat. You can eat several small meals throughout the day, take vitamin and protein supplements, and you can even take your digestive enzymes, all of which are recommended, but there will be times no matter what you do when it’s hard to eat.
A neat trick my dad found out helped my mom when she did it and more than likely it will help you or your loved one too and I encourage them to faithfully do this. Consumption of proper nutrition during Cancer is vital for strength and for some even recovery. A specific crisis associated with pancreatic cancer is that the entire digestive system is disrupted, making it one of the worst cancers in existence. A simple little thing eaten with every meal and snack can ease indigestion and that is a dill pickle. There is something in the composition of a dill pickle that aids in digestion and helps prevent acid reflux, illness and pain associated with diseases that make it difficult for people to eat and digest food. If you’re not already doing this, you should start eating a dill pickle with every food intake and watch the difference. You will be pleasantly surprised and you have nothing to lose. I’m not a doctor and this isn’t medical advice, it’s just something that could potentially help you or your loved one live longer based on something I’ve seen first hand. Try letting the dill solve your digestive problems.
The more a pancreatic cancer patient can eat, especially of cancer-fighting foods; the better their quality of life will be. It doesn’t do anyone much good to live long with a disease if they have a poor quality of life and for the cancer patient the quality of life is a critical treasure as you never know how much life you have. What if the ability to eat the right foods helps you live longer on this earth? What if? Aren’t dill pickles worth a try? It was very painful to see my mother unable to eat. We would get so happy if she had an appetite and to see her in pain after eating was always a scene that nullified the joy of victory that we felt we had reached those moments before. When the dill pickles helped her digest her food without complications and pain, it gave me new hope of a longer life or recovery for her, but she didn’t stay consistent with it and that was the downfall.
Fortunately, you can learn from our mistakes. Sometimes it’s hard to get a cancer patient to do what it takes to keep them alive when they’re thinking about changing pain medications like morphine. What I recommend is to somehow get the cancer patient you know, especially those with pancreatic cancer, to faithfully continue the dill pickle eating regimen, whatever it takes. It always amazes me how a part of a remedy can be a simple item that we never paid attention to before. Two other treatments I recommend that you search the internet for cancer are the baking soda treatment and the asparagus treatment. Try anything reasonable until you find something that works.
Secondly, I want to deal with the subject of debt. Cancer is a very difficult disease to treat and most people do not have enough insurance coverage to handle the high bills for cancer treatment. All the medicines we had to get for my mom were so numerous and costly that we ran out of annual prescription fees. Some recipes cost as much as $800 for a 10-day supply. It is absolutely outrageous that when a person dies and pays off their debt to life they have to almost break themselves in order to live or live a little longer in the most peace they can find with the disease. I have a few FREE suggestions for you.
First and foremost, come to the realization that Cancer can happen to anyone. Cancer does not discriminate and no one is exempt. Cancer occurs in rich and poor, famous and unknown, young and old, black, white, brown, red and yellow. I would recommend Aflac to anyone and I’m not an Aflac agent but I had it years ago and I know they offer a cancer plan that pays you a claim after diagnosis and also helps pay for what insurance doesn’t cover along with additional income payments. You would need to contact an agent to get more details. In this article I just wanted to tell you about it.
Next, I would examine studies that are conducted for cancer patients. Pancreatic cancer is a cancer that is underserved when it comes to cancer research and even recently bills have been passed for more pancreatic cancer research. If a patient with pancreatic cancer is accepted into a study, they can often receive the latest cutting-edge treatments for the disease at no cost. I definitely recommend taking part in a study, but if the treatment seems too hard on your body, don’t continue. Because pancreatic cancer is so difficult to diagnose, it is usually not diagnosed until it is already stage four, and there are often very few benefits from chemotherapy at that stage. My mom tried an experimental chemotherapy that did show improvement, but she couldn’t go through with it because of the effects on her.
The third thing I want to share on the subject of debt relief is life insurance. All I really have to say about this is make sure you have more than just enough life insurance to cover the funeral. Life insurance should have an amount that covers funeral arrangements, as well as bills and living expenses for those left behind. I’m sorry and I’m not sorry to say that. Sorry, because the reality that death can occur is very difficult to deal with. It is extremely difficult to think about the one you love or even yourself who is no longer alive. I’m not sorry because it’s a possible reality that needs to be dealt with. My mom left a lot of bills for my dad to deal with and in his and the family’s grief it would have been nice not to have collection agencies as we grieved our loss ourselves. You should think ahead of time about income replacement, funeral expenses, bills and existing debts. It will make things easier in the long run so please just do it.
In addition to providing helpful information to people with pancreatic cancer and cancer in general based on my experience with cancer through my mother, I started a business that helps people become mortgage and debt free. Imagine the burden that can be taken off your shoulders if you own your home outright and have no mortgage payments. Now imagine what it would be like to not only have no mortgage payments, but to pay your bills, such as car bills and credit card bills. Cancer can leave devastating debts such as medical bills and doctor bills on top of debts that were already present before the bills associated with the disease showed up. Many cancer patients have to get home care and then there are the hospices, legal fees and funeral costs. My job is to help people settle the debts out of their lives so they can continue to live with less pressure.
The way I do this is by introducing people to a little known financial system that was developed in Australia and is now available in the US and Canada. It is not a biweekly or debt amortization program, but an advanced financial system that allows people to pay off their mortgages and debts in a third to a half the time, saving them thousands and even tens of thousands of dollars in interest, while mortgage- and become debt free. It would have been so much easier for my father if his house had been paid off while my mother was going through her dramatic episode with pancreatic cancer. Had his mortgage and debt been paid off before she was diagnosed, more money would have been available during the cancer treatment process. You’d be surprised how many people go into debt while they or a loved one has cancer. Debts can add up quickly by charging medical bills and medications on credit cards. Some people even skip their home notes to pay medical bills because it’s the main issue at the time. I don’t want to help you prioritize debt. I want to help you be free from the burden of debt and if you are a home owner I want you to be mortgage free too.
A person who recently took this program I offer had 8 years left on their mortgage when they started and paid off their mortgage, bill of lading and credit card debt in less than 13 months with virtually no changes to their current lifestyle on the same income they always had sat on. Cancer really hurts the cancer patient and those who know and love cancer victims. I will give you a free analysis on how you can be mortgage and debt free in 1/3 to ½ of your current income to see if I can help you in any way. I am also available for contact for more suggestions on coping with cancer; specifically pancreatic cancer. My thoughts and prayers are with you.